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Charlie Parker session details

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January 23, 1952 (12 items; TT = 26:25)
Unknown recording studio, New York NY
Commercial for Mercury

Charlie Parker (as); Benny Harris (tpt); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Teddy Kotick (b); Max Roach (d); Jose Mangual (bgo); Luis Miranda (cga)

1 Mama Inez (take 3) (L.W. Gilbert-E. Grenet) 3:01
2 Mama Inez (take 4) (L.W. Gilbert-E. Grenet) 2:50
3 La Cucaracha (take 1) (Traditional) 3:24
4 La Cucaracha (take 2) (Traditional) 0:48
5 La Cucaracha (take 3 (fs)) (Traditional) 0:10
6 La Cucaracha (take 4) (Traditional) 2:42
7 Estrellita (take 2) (V. Picone-A. Venosa) 2:10
8 Estrellita (take 4) (V. Picone-A. Venosa) 2:44
9 Estrellita (take 5 (fs)) (V. Picone-A. Venosa) 0:04
10 Estrellita (take 6) (V. Picone-A. Venosa) 2:42
11 Begin the Beguine (C. Porter) 3:11
12 La Paloma (Traditional) 2:39


1 Mama Inez (take 3)
CD: Verve B0024802

2 Mama Inez (take 4)
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11092
45 rpm: Clef EPC 506
10" LP: Clef MGC 513
12" LP: Verve MGV 8008, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Verve B0024802, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340

3 La Cucaracha (take 1)
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7)

4 La Cucaracha (take 2)
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7)

5 La Cucaracha (take 3 (fs))
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7)

6 La Cucaracha (take 4)
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11093
45 rpm: Clef EPC 507
10" LP: Clef MGC 513
12" LP: Verve MGV 8008, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340

7 Estrellita (take 2)
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7)

8 Estrellita (take 4)
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7)

9 Estrellita (take 5 (fs))
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7)

10 Estrellita (take 6)
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11094
45 rpm: Clef EPC 507
10" LP: Clef MGC 513
12" LP: Verve MGV 8008, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340

11 Begin the Beguine
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11094
45 rpm: Clef EPC 507
10" LP: Clef MGC 513
12" LP: Verve MGV 8002, MGV 8008, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340

12 La Paloma
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11091
45 rpm: Clef EPC 506
10" LP: Clef MGC 513
12" LP: Verve MGV 8008, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340


This is the last of the Parker Latin sessions. Harris, out of tune (and his depths) for much of the session, especially on "Estrellita," does not play on "Begin the Beguine." Parker has a nice turn on "Estrellita."

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